Know the Cast: ‘Station Eleven’

Station Eleven Cast - Every Performer and Character in the HBO Max Miniseries

The Station Eleven cast features Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel and Matilda Lawler. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Patrick Somerville’s 2021 HBO Max miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Station Eleven examines the lives of various characters before and after a flu pandemic. In the present timeline, a former child actor performs with the “Traveling Symphony” while reflecting about her late mentor, Arthur Leander. In flashbacks, the narrative follows a woman named Miranda who completes a science fiction book shortly before the flu outbreak. Here’s every main performer and character in Station Eleven, an adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel.

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Station Eleven Cast: Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten

Station Eleven Cast - Mackenzie Davis as Kirsten

Character Profile: A former child actor who worked with movie star Arthur Leander. After surviving a flu outbreak, she spends 20 years with the “Traveling Symphony.” Kirsten reads the book “Station Eleven” and protects the safety of her group.

Davis’ Resume: Cameron Howe in Halt and Catch Fire (2014-17), Yorkie in Black Mirror “San Junipero” (2016), Mariette in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Grace in Terminator: Dark Fate (2019), Harper in Happiest Season (2020)

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Station Eleven Cast: Himesh Patel as Jeevan Chaudhary

Station Eleven Cast - Himesh Patel as Jeevan Chaudhary

Character Profile: A reporter who looks after Young Kirsten during the flu outbreak. He quarantines at the home of his brother, Frank. Jeevan travels across Lake Michigan with Young Kirsten after several months inside an apartment.

Patel’s Resume: Tamwar Masood in EastEnders (2007-16), Jack Malik in Yesterday (2019), John Trew in The Aeronauts (2019), Mahir in Tenet (2020), Phillip in Don’t Look Up (2021)

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Station Eleven Cast: Matilda Lawler as Young Kirsten

Station Eleven Cast - Matilda Lawler as Young Kirsten

Character Profile: A child actress. She was trained by Arthur Leander and witnesses his death. Young Kirsten meets “The Conductor” in Michigan and joins the Traveling Symphony.

Lawler’s Resume: Mathilda Mowbray/Brenda in Evil (2019-), Emily in The Block Island Sound (2020), Flora in Flora & Ulysses (2021)

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Station Eleven Cast: David Wilmot as Clark

Station Eleven Cast - David Wilmot as Clark

Character Profile: Arthur’s long-time friend and colleague. He appears in various timelines and speaks about his experiences sailing at the “Mouth of the Shannon” in Ireland. Clark informs the “Station Eleven” author, Miranda, about Arthur’s death.

Wilmot’s Resume: Oscar in Intermission (2003), Liam O’Leary in The Guard (2011), Nikolai in Anna Karenina (2012), Father Leary in Calvary (2014), Slupor in The Letter for the King (2020)

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Station Eleven Cast: Nabhaan Rizwan as Frank Chaudhary

Station Eleven Cast - Nabhaan Rizwan as Frank Chaudhary

Character Profile: Jeevan’s brother. He says little during the first three episodes. The book reveals that Frank is a former war reporter.

Rizwan’s Resume: Raza Shar in Informer (2018), Sepoy Jondalar in 1917 (2019), RPG in Mogul Mowgli (2020), Hari Dhar in Industry (2020), Rory McCallan in The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)

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Station Eleven Cast: Daniel Zovatto as The Prophet

Station Eleven Cast - Daniel Zovatto as The Prophet

Character Profile: A drifter who attempts to join the Traveling Symphony. He piques the interest of Kirsten because of his cryptic statements. The Prophet survives a knife attack.

Zovatto’s Resume: Greg in It Follows (2014), Money in Don’t Breathe (2016), Jonah Ruiz in Lady Bird (2017), Tiago Vega in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020), Joey Doyle in Flinch (2021)

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Station Eleven Cast: Philippine Velge as Alexandra

Station Eleven Cast - Philippine Velge as Alexandra

Character Profile: A member of the Traveling Symphony. She is close with Kirsten. Alexandra befriends The Prophet.

Velge’s Resume: Bonnie Styles in Doctors (2019), Kate in Summer of 85 (2020)

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Station Eleven Cast: Lori Petty as The Conductor

Station Eleven Cast - Lori Petty as The Conductor

Character Profile: The leader of the Traveling Symphony. She recruits Kirsten after the initial flu outbreak. The Conductor looks after her followers while writing.

Petty’s Resume: Tyler in Point Break (1991), Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), Rae Lindley in Free Willy (1993), Tank Girl in Tank Girl (1995), Lolly Whitehill in Orange Is the New Black (2014-19)

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Station Eleven Cast: Gael García Bernal as Arthur

Station Eleven Cast - Gael García Bernal as Arthur

Character Profile: A movie star who dies during a performance of King Lear. Flashback sequences reveal how he met a woman named Miranda, the author of “Station Eleven.” Arthur tries to reignite a romance shortly before a fatal heart attack.

Bernal’s Resume: Bernal’s Resume: Octavio in Amores Perros (2000), Julio Zapata in Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in The Motorcyle Diaries (2004), Rodrigo De Souza in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18), Guy in Old (2021)

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Station Eleven Cast: Danielle Deadwyler as Miranda Carroll

Station Eleven Cast - Danielle Deadwyler as Miranda Carroll

Character Profile: The author of “Station Eleven.” Her backstory is featured in episode 3. She’s an artist and business executive who was forced to quarantine on a ship during the flu outbreak.

Deadwyler’s Resume: LaQuita “Quita” Maxwell in The Haves and the Have Nots (2016-20), Lemon Cassidy in The Devil to Pay (2019), Nicque Green in Paradise Lost (2020), June in Watchmen (2019), Cuffee in The Harder They Fall (2021)

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The Station Eleven cast also includes Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex, The Trial of the Chicago 7), Andy McQueen (Fahrenheit 451, Coroner), David Cross (Arrested Development, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars, Galaxy Quest) and Grammy-nominated recording artist Deborah Cox (First Wives Club).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.